The weekend is here! Let’s start you off with some Buccaneers news and opinions.
- This is a broken record that we just won’t stop playing but be sure to read Scott Reyonld’s Fab 5 every single week over at Pewter Report. This week, he brings his usual incredible pieces of information, including trying to calm the fanbase over concerns of cap mismanagement and future salary troubles. Check it out, read it through, and enlighten yourself.
- Also at Pewter Report, Mark Cook has this article giving his take on the Mike Williams situation. This is an interesting development that will certainly be a point of interest as we inch closer to the season. No one wants to see a player unhappy or dissatisfied, but if Mike Williams is expecting Victor Cruz money, he has another thing coming…
- Want the other side of the coin to the optimistic outlook of SR’s Fab 5 feature on the cap situation? Head over to BucsNation and check out this article. Sander goes in-depth on how other teams have destroyed their cap (Looking at you, Panthers), and how the Buccaneers are on the verge of doing the same. The point that Sander makes, and that Bucs fans should look forward to, is that the NFL Draft is where the cap situation is repaired. Bringing in players who can have star impacts as rookies like Mike Williams, Doug Martin, and Lavonte David will set the team up well for the future, especially now that the Collective Bargaining Agreement has structured the rookie pay scale in a team-friendly way.
- And finally, educate yourself on some football. Head over to Bleacher Report and check out this article which shows the various offensive formations teams use from game to game, and what they hope to accomplish from each. If you remember our breakdown of Josh Freeman’s touchdowns, you’ll recall plenty of three-wide formations from the Buccaneers, which is a set-up which is addressed in this article. It’s a lengthy read, but it’s worth it!